Kenny Nairn is a Managing Partner of the latest golf group in Central Florida – Central Florida Golf and is also the Professional Golf Instructor with Celebration Golf Academy in Celebration, FL. A Scottish PGA Professional born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the Home of Golf, Nairn is a member of the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland and European Golf Teachers Federation. An accomplished player and clubfitter, he captured the professional division of the Wilson World Pro-Am Tournament at Pebble Beach in 2010 and ’13, and was Ping’s National Club Fitter of the Year in 2004 and Regional Clubfitter of the Year in 2009.
Nairn once served as a PGA Golf Professional at The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, site of the most recent Ryder Cup Matches, won by Europe. He comes certified in TrackMan (Level 3), TPI (Level 2), and Ping’s nFlight Fitting Software. The National Golf Course Owners Association’s Player Development Winner in 2007, Nairn teaches all facets of the game with a strong emphasis on the short game.
Larry, who started his golf-course superintendent career in 1976, is a third-generation Certified Golf Course Superintendent and comes from an illustrious family of superintendents and golf-course architects. Beginning to work on golf courses at age 12, he learned the business under the tutelage of his grandfather and well-known father, Carl Snyder, CGCS, superintendent emeritus at the highly-acclaimed Boulders Resort and Club in Carefree, Ariz. Larry also gained significant experience in golf-course design and construction under the guidance of his uncle, Arthur Jack Snyder, past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. In his nearly 40-year career, he has overseen golf-course maintenance operations at numerous courses in Arizona, California and Florida. Larry achieved GCSAA’s Certified Golf Course Superintendent status in 1985 and is the past president of the Cactus and Pine Golf Course Superintendent Association.